I am so glad none of the in-laws read this.
I was in charge of dessert for last night’s annual Christmas dinner.
And because I was still recovering from sugery and had an UBER-busy week at work, I totally cheated on my required Christmas dessert, red velvet cupcakes.
I mean TOTALLY cheated:
Boxed cake mix is one thing. An excellent thing, actually.
But generally I pride myself on scratch baking. (There are days I believe it’s over-rated, however.)
Not only did I use a box, but I also used the 2-ingredient Weight Watchers recipe, using 12 ounces of pop (soda for you non-Michiganders). Dr. Pepper is perfect for red velvet.
AND although I pride myself on my amazing frosting creations, I didn’t even make homemade frosting. I used straight Cool Whip.
Piped on with a 1M star tip like snowflakes.
Cool Whip is
secretly my favorite food product on earth. Isn’t it beautiful? Sniff.
Shiny red wrappers and a chandelier cupcake stand and BAM! Instant fancy dessert.
Three ingredients. I’m a genius. Okay, four. I added Ghirardelli chocolate chips as a last-ditch effort, in vain, to add some class.
Then, when I got home from work yesterday with an extra half hour to spare, I made a homemade pumpkin pie and kept it all for ourselves. Shhh. Don’t tell. I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to eat any real food for dinner so I made sure to have something soft, creamy & palatable for me to eat when we got home from the Christmas party.
Our white elephant gift exchange was epic – “must be wearable on one’s head”. The best ever!